Ecovyst Successfully Amends and Extends Term Loan Facility

MALVERN, Pa., June 12, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Ecovyst Inc. (NYSE: ECVT) ("Ecovyst" or the "Company"), a leading integrated and innovative global provider of advanced materials, specialty catalysts and services, today announced that it has successfully amended and extended its existing senior secured term loan facility (the "Amended Term Loan Facility") in an aggregate principal amount of $873 million at a lower interest rate margin and with an extended maturity. The Amended Term Loan Facility will have interest at a floating rate of SOFR (with a zero percent minimum SOFR floor) plus 2.25 percent per annum (a reduction from the prior maximum interest rate of SOFR plus 2.75 percent) and will mature in June of 2031. The Amended Term Loan Facility also eliminates the Credit Spread Adjustment (CSA) of 10 basis points.

"We are very pleased with the favorable outcome of the refinancing to extend our Term Facility by three years at a lower cost. The market continues to reward Ecovyst with attractive borrowing rates due to the strong operating results and cash flow generation of our portfolio," commented Mike Feehan, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. "We believe this amendment to our Term Loan Facility will provide for additional flexibility as we continue to invest in the numerous growth opportunities in front of Ecovyst."

As a result of the refinancing, the Company expects to reduce cash interest by approximately $3.0 million per annum.

About Ecovyst Inc.

Ecovyst Inc. and subsidiaries is a leading integrated and innovative global provider of advanced materials, specialty catalysts and services. We support customers globally through our strategically located network of manufacturing facilities. We believe that our products, which are predominantly inorganic, and our services contribute to improving the sustainability of the environment.

We have two uniquely positioned specialty businesses: Ecoservices provides sulfuric acid recycling to the North American refining industry for the production of alkylate and provides high quality and high strength virgin sulfuric acid for industrial and mining applications. Ecoservices also provides chemical waste handling and treatment services, as well as ex-situ catalyst activation services for the refining and petrochemical industry. Advanced Materials & Catalysts provides finished silica catalysts, catalyst supports and functionalized silicas necessary to produce high performing plastics and to enable sustainable chemistry, and through its Zeolyst joint venture, innovates and supplies specialty zeolites used in catalysts that support the production of sustainable fuels, remove nitrogen oxides from diesel engine emissions, and that are broadly applied in refining and petrochemical processes.

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For more information:

Gene Shiels – Director of Investor Relations
(484) 617-1225

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